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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
to count on saturday mail delivery. but budget cuts are forcing the u.s. postal service to cut out saturday service. the post office says it will still deliver packages on saturday but letters and magazines will be limited to monday through friday. the move is expected to save $2 million a year but that's still short of the $16 million the postal service last last year alone. >>> maryland residents are speaking out in a big way about gun control in the free state. gun control legislation proposed by governor martin o'malley is raising passionate opposition statewide. >> yesterday in annapolis and rockville, gun control supporters and advocates spoke out about the bill and restrictions it will place on legal gun owners. ken molestina has more. >> i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> reporter: there were nays and yays. >> we applaud the courage of the o'malley-brown administration. >> reporter: both sides showed up on wednesday to speak directly to one of the men spearheading a new gun legislation proposal, the lieutenant governor anthony brown. >> we are debates happening on the gove
CBS
Feb 14, 2013 4:30am EST
forces are ready to replace american troops. but many ordinary afghans say the u.s. is leaving too soon. >> over the next year, another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: president obama says the 11-year conflict is finally coming to a close. but as he put the finishing touches on his state of the union address, the war claimed another round of victims. afghan government officials say a nato air strike killed at least 10 civilians, half of them children, in the remote mountains of eastern afghanistan. killing the innocent while hunting insurgents has long made this conflict controversial. analysts say the country's violence will likely continue long after u.s. troops depart. >> i think what matters to them is getting their people out, getting their kids out, being able to talk about the victory but for afghans, that victory is continued war. >> reporter: the main task with bringing u.s. troops home is now general joseph doneford. he became the most senior ameri
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 4:30am EST
will find a home at the u.s. capitol. congress approved a resolution to move the douglas statue to statuary hall. it will be dedicated in february for black history month. >>> it is just about 4:35. 37 degrees as you're waking up here in northwest. wintry weather is expected, at least to the areas north and west of the city. howard is back in two minutes to tell you what you can expect. >> more americans have begun to add gas into their family's monthly budget. >> mini seems to be the trend when it comes to fast food. >> wusa9 is back in two minutes when it comes to >>> welcome back. 4:37. your weather first. a chilly morning out there. 20s and 30s to start. we are going to see partly to mostly cloudy but milder day today. low 40s up north. we'll top 50 places like fredricksburg and culpeper. we'll be in the mid-40s with a few flurries possible tonight. back in a few minutes with the full seven-day forecast. right now tomb tap has time -- right now monika samtani has timesaver traffic. >>> no issues right now. all lanes open between the beltway and here at poet toe macriver and -- potomac r
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
on sale in the u.s. next month. the q-10 smartphone with the keyboard, though, probably not going to get your hot little hands on that one in the u.s. till may or june. >>> the justice department says it has uncovered one of the largest credit card frauds of all time. 18 people were charged with creating fake identities to obtain tens of thousands of credit cards and stealing more than $200 million. it's a lot of money. f.b.i. says the credit card scam spanned 38 states, eight countries. the money was used to finance lavish lifestyles. >> i want a lav wyche -- lavish lifestyle but i want it legally. >> there you go and that's why you're in the news business. >> if they only put that ingenuity to something good. >> like counterter arrival or -- counterterrorism or something. thank you. >> you got it. >>> some parents really want to make their kids' sports a lot safer so they're coming to capitol hill to talk about it. >> every d.c. driver knows all about the pain and stress of traffic unless you work the early, early shift. but did you know all that time behind the wheel is costing you mo
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
longer than they may have the strength to do what is the most grueling jobs in the world. >> reporter: "u.s.a. today" reporter kathy grossman says with the pope stepping down at the end of the month, itself college of cardinals -- the college of cardinals is already lining up possible successors. the church will now be looking for a new pope with perhaps a combination of qualities it likes in the last two. >> they'll be looking for someone who would have some of the wisdom of pope benedict and some of the charisma of pope john paul ii. >> reporter: er pope will need to -- the pope will need to cope with increasing scandals. the pope may be from somewhere else. >> the church is exploding in growth, particularly in particular came. and -- in africa. certainly about half of the world's catholic are in america. i think there are strong candidates from those two continents and asia as well. >> reporter: the list also contains three italians and a canadian. as for front runners as of now, reports there are none. just a lot of men to choose from but not a lot of time in which to do it. the church
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am EST
with today's potentially snowy forecast. >> the u.s. postal service honor as key figure of the civil rights era. >> a baltimore win means free burgers for everyone. we'll let you know where you can pick them up in your money. >> right after meat week. who knew. wusa9 returns in two minutes with your weather first. stay with us. >>> welcome back. 4:39. your weather first on this monday morning. quiet morning. we're going to have sunshine around for a little while. then maybe increasing clouds and light flurries into the evening. north of town highs holding in the mid-30s. i'll be back in a few minutes talking about a moderation in our temps. right now here's comes monika with timesaver traffic. >>> i think a lot of people are sleeping in. what do you think? take a look 270 at route 121. no one in sight at all. things look great all the way to germantown to the point where the lanes divide. it's going to be a little quieter than normal early this monday morning. i'll be back with more in a few minutes. back to you guys. >>> it is 4:40. time for the first your money segment ever the morning. >
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 4:30am EST
afghanistan by this time next year. that's half the u.s. force there. gun laws were also a theme of the night. the first lady and members of congress invited victims of gun violence to join them in the chamber and the president said congress owes them a gun bill. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: in the republican response, florida senator marco rubio cautioned against higher taxes. >> there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficit by almost $4 trillion. that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth if our economy. >> reporter: president obama will take his message on the road with campaign style appearances in three states. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >> the president's stops will include rallies in north carolina, georgia and illinois. >>> before attending the state of the union, shooting victims and their families were on capitol hill yesterday for a senate judiciary committee hearing on gun violence. illino
CBS
Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
the u.s. senate banking committee. investors are going to be watching if he gives any further indications about how long the fed intends to keep providing economic stimulus. also, you should expect new reports today about consumer confidence and the housing market. >>> in the meantime, the government started to sell the rest of its stake in general motors. in a report to congress, the treasury department says it sold more than $156 million worth of jm stock last month. the -- g.m. stock last month. the report says the government has recovered 29 of its nearly $46 billion bailout of g.m. >>> regulators are deciding whether to investigate a complaint about steering failure on the toyota prius. annual automotive laboratory in virginia asked for the investigation after a client's car was found to have the steering column not installed correctly. >>> and yahoo employees have been put on notice. come into work or quit. according to internal memo leaked by "the wall street journal"'s all things d blog, employees who work remotely full-time will have to start showing up at the office
CBS
Feb 11, 2013 4:30am EST
in diabetes. the drug has been used to treat asthma in japan and canker sores in the u.s. more studies are needed to see if the drug will have the same effect on humans. >>> this year there is no need to be afraid of valentine's day. jessica doyle is going to bring us some reports of a new poll that highlight some of this year's top valentine's day gifts. get your pen. youring significant other may actually out do you when it -- your significant other may actually out do you when it comes to go giving. >>> more arguments happen here than anywhere else. is it in a home, in a parking lot or at a restaurant? >> log onto the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour. >>> as we head to break, have a listen to the record of the year winner. >>> welcome back. 4:56 this monday morning. a little wet this morning. we have showers around. that is going to slow your morning commute. we'll be drying out by midmorning. a mild day with skies staying mostly cloudy. >>> if you are planning to head outside no problems on i-27 0. the beltway looks good in
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
-- >> reporter: officers removed demonstrators upset over the u.s. drone strike program brennan helped manage. the president's pick for cia director then faced senators. lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document explaining why the obama administration believes drone strikes can also target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is to troubling. >> reporter: brennan defended the policy. >> president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded. >> reporter: brennan was up for cia director in 2009, but withdrew his name from consideration after questions arose about his role in the war on terror. brennan was a cia executive when the bush administration used harsh interrogation techniques like water boarding but he denies any involvement. >> water boarding is reprehensible and it's something that should not be done. [ people chanting ] >> reporter: human rights groups oppose brennan's nomination. >> we are killing children. >> reporter: protester toby ha
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 4:30am EST
the biggest activity since 2007. on thursday we had american airlines and u.s. airways announcing an $11 billion, an investment group buying heinz but the flurry of deals did not impress wall street. stocks barely budged. the dow fell nine and a half points to close just under 14,000 at 13,973. nasdaq inched up nearly 2 points and the s&p 500 gained a little more than a point. back to the heinz deal. billionaire investor warren buffett has teamed up with 3g capital to buy h.j. heinz. they're working with a brazilian group of investors on the deal but the takeover has to be approved by heinz' shareholders. investors continue to have faith in their 401(k) retirement funds. balances reached record highs last year with an average balance of just over $77,000. stock market gains accounted for about two-thirds of this increase while one-third came from workers increasing their 401(k) contributions. >>> toyota will pay millions as part of its settlement for its safety recalls. the japanese automaker will pay $29 million to 29 states and american sow samoa. -- american samoa. toyota promised to
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